Planned Giving

Some of the School’s most important gifts have come in the form of a planned gift. 

Cathya Wing Stephenson Planned Giving Society

The Board of Trustees established the Cathya Wing Stephenson Society to recognize donors who have included WIS in their wills. As co-founder of Washington International School and one of its major donors since 1966, Mrs. Stephenson is a leader in international education for world citizenship.

To perpetuate the School's mission into the future, she has included WIS in her will, designating her bequest for Financial Aid. Her belief that an international education should be available to a large cross-section of Washington, DC students carries the School forward and continues to inspire our community. Since Mrs. Stephenson made her estate gift to WIS, many alumni, faculty, parents, and friends have chosen to follow in her footsteps by providing for the School in their estates.

If you have made a provision in your will that benefits WIS, please contact the Advancement Office so WIS can welcome you into the Cathya Wing Stephenson Society and celebrate your commitment to the School.

The Advancement Office staff is happy to work with donors to create a plan for giving that benefits both the donor and the School. If you or your financial advisor has a question about Planned Giving at WIS, please the contact Director of Advancement, Pascale Pritsios, at (202) 243-1856 or

Pascale Pritsios Dunaway
Director of Advancement
Cathya Wing Stephenson Planned Giving Society
The following individuals have indicated they will remember WIS in their wills.

Anonymous Faculty Member
Stefania Berla & David Schlitz
Kyra Cheremeteff & Thomas Richardson
Dorothy L. Downing
Georgia & Christian Eigen-Zucchi
LaNeil Gregory
Carol and Richard Hall
Audrey and Ron Hoffer
Kathy Kemper
Olivier LeGrain & Natacha Mottart
M. Gema Leon
Russell Craig Lindner
Miriam Huger Lindner
Raissa Nicholson
Malcolm E. Peabody
Anne-Marie Pierce
Ann D. Schmidt
Richard M. Schmidt, Jr.
Mary Southard
Cathya Wing Stephenson
Barbara Taft
Robert C. Zimmer
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